CROSS-COUNTRY 13th FEBRUARY 2019
On an almost spring-like day an excellent turnout of 35 Venerables set off for a couple of circuits of the Essex course to compete in the annual Cross-Country event. It was quite clear from the results that certain Ven’s have had far more practice playing out of the rough than others. Two of the winning team, who both featured in last year’s winning team, ably assisted by ‘is that Malcolm over there in the rough’ appear to be making this competition their own.
Our thanks to Bernard, assisted by Richard, and to David Baker and Alan Parkes, for making the competition and grand draw a successful event, and thanks to Andrew for the photos.
Bernard & Richard explaining the rules!!!!!!!!!
On the course Brrrr
After Lunch – checking for winning tickets in Alan’s prize draw
THE DAYS WINNERS:
The winning teams based on the best two net scores per team, were as follows:
|Third with 103: Steve Bonnett, Tony Eggs||Second with 102: were John Faherty,|
|& Leon Covington||Martin Appleton & Terry Gardner|
ABOVE: in First place with a score of 98.5 Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Martin Lane and Russ Morgan.
FIVE CLUBS & CURRY – 16 JANUARY 2019
On a chilly, damp, breezy morning an excellent turnout of 38 Venerables set off clutching their favourite 4 clubs and a putter, for this much anticipated annual event.
A ‘mixed bag’ of scores in what were somewhat difficult conditions, followed by one of Mrs A’s curries. Our thanks to Bernard for organising the event.
Bernard reading out the days pairings
A chilly day on the course
Food glorious food
Richard reading out the days results:
In 3rd place with 87 points were Colin Edge, Graham Kipping (not in picture) and Steve Williams.
In 2nd place, on count back, with 88 points were John Faherty, Derek Buxton and Ian Desborough.
In 1st place, on count back, also with 88 points were David Baker, Richard Gardner and Neil Staples.
On a crisp, but sunny and dry morning, 28 Ven’s set out to play the annual 4 club competition with their choice of 3 clubs plus a putter.
Not surprisingly, the scores were a mixed bag, with some players missing their other 10 clubs, and some not really noticing their absence. The golf was followed by an excellent curry from Mrs A.
Our thanks to Bernard, who stepped in for Merv, and did a splendid job of organising the event.
Below Bernard outlining the rules and number of clubs before the off!
Out on the course
Back in the clubhouse
Cyril, Ham Eggs & Chips please!!!!!!
Cyril’s now happy!
And so are we!
The days results:
Below – 3rd place OCB with a team score of 70 points were Steve Board, Richard Gardner and Martin Appleton.
Above – 2nd place with 71 points were Bob Bridges, John Searle and Ian Taylor.
Below – Richard presenting the winners with 73 points – Dave Watts, Ian Desborough, Terry Gardner and Gary Raynsford.
GENERATION FOURSOMES MIKE JEFFELS MEMORIAL TROPHY 2018
On a blustery day we had an excellent turnout of 32 Venerables taking part in the Mike Jeffels Generation Foursomes memorial Trophy.
This is the competition where the eldest Venerable is paired with the youngest and the next oldest is paired with the next youngest and so on, the format being foursomes Stableford.
Our thanks go to Bernard & Mervyn for organising a great day.
Bernard & Merv reading out the pairs.
Ready for the off!
Out on the course
Back in the clubhouse awaiting results and Cyril’s receipt for his £1
In 4th place ocb with 35 points were Bernard Brown and Steve Board.
In 3rd place also with a score of 35 were Martin Lane and Richard Gardner.
In 2nd place with 36 points were John Searle and Tom Woods.
The winners with 37 were Mike Gray and Graham Jarman.
Ilyas Akhtar Trophy – Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Chips and sandwiches, yum yum!
Thanks to Carol Miller for kindly providing wine to celebrate her recent ‘hole in one’
Happy smiling faces
Below Gloria saying a few words about her match before passing over to Richard
Gloria wont give up the trophy to this years winners!
Below Mrs A presenting Richard with the ILYAS AKHTAR TROPHY which the Venerables won by 7.5 – 3.5
Vilma Oakes Memorial Trophy 2018
Above – Bernard & Merv explaining the days format!
Ready for the off
Below – Richard reading out the results.
3rd place with 45 pts OCB – Dave Brown & John Searle
2nd place with 45 pts OCB – Dave Watts & Mike Gray
WINNERS with 47 pts – Terry Gardner & Tony Leigh
Richard presenting the trophy to Terry Gardner & Tony Leigh
Captains Day 2018
A splendid day with 31 participants playing 18 holes of Stableford golf in excellent weather followed by Mrs A’s superb buffet. Then the Grand Raffle organised/guided/controlled by Alan Parkes aided and abetted by Peter Hill and David Baker. Many thanks to Dave Watts for organising the day supported by the usual suspect
Arrival and briefings
Back in the clubhouse
Nearest the pin in Two, 4th on Cambs – Ken Rowbotham (top picture)
Nearest the pin, 8th on Essex – Derek Buxton (bottom picture)
Longest drive 6th on Essex – Tom Woods – (left picture)
Longest drive 7th on Cambs – Dave Sephton (right picture)
9 hole individual Stableford on Cambs – Leon Covington (top right picture)
9 hole individual Stableford on Essex – Graham Jarman (bottom right picture)
Hidden pairs – Barry Carse and Peter Howarth (left picture)
Winner of the Victor Soanes Cup Steve Truckle with 43 points
David Soanes & Tony Leigh presenting the trophy to Steve below
Who’s a happy boy!
Texas Scramble & Curry 27th April 2018
A good turnout of 32 Venerables out on Cambs and Essex in fairly good conditions considering the time of year, playing to win prizes of wine and to enjoy Mrs A’s exceedingly good Lamb curry. The format was Texas Scramble. Thanks to Merv Cooke and Bernard Brown for organising the day, to Mrs A for feeding us and to Andrew Wyatt for the photos. Also thanks to Tony Leigh for making a splendid job of his captaincy tasks.
Back in the club awaiting The Curry
Ham Eggs & Chips Anyone?
The Curry Is Served
The Days results & picture below
Top left in 3rd place Merv Cooke, Ian Desborough & Dave watts with 70.5 points
Top right in 2nd place John Faherty, Russ Morgan & Tony Leigh with 70.3 points
Bottom – Winners Dave Sephton, Ken Hart & Mike Gray with 68.3 points
Sir Donald Tebbit Trophy 2018
A great turnout with 32 Venerables competing for Sir Donald’s bogey competition. Weather was hot and sunny with just a gentle breeze which resulted in numerous good scores, however no one could match Barry Carse who set a new competition record with a magnificent score of +8, this equates to a gross score of 80 and net 64.
Many thanks go to Mervyn Cooke and Richard Gardner for organising the day and to Tony Leigh for overseeing it all.
3rd place OCB David Baker with +3
2nd place Malcolm Knobel-Forbes with +4
Winner of the Sir Donald Tebbit Trophy 2018 is Barry Carse + 8
Below Captain Tony presenting the trophy to the winner Barry.
Nineteen Venerables set off for the annual romp through the rough, aka Cross Country, and were joined for lunch by another four Venerables, not wishing to miss the opportunity to sample Mrs A’s Haleem.
On a blustery day, the second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart, but the winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan.
Our thanks to Bernard, Merv, Alan and Richard for organising the event and the ‘Grand Draw’, and to Dave for officiating in his farewell event as Venerables captain.
Tucking into Mr’s A’s HALEEM
Dave Watts announcing the days results
The second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart
The winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan
WHO’S THE BOSS!
|On a bright, but very breezy day, 22 intrepid Venerables participated in the 5 club challenge, all looking forward to one of Mrs A’s excellent curry’s at the end of the round (that is apart from the 5 less adventurous Ven’s who opted for the alternative menu of ham, egg and chips). The 22 were joined by a further 5 who attended for the lunch only.
An indication of the difficult conditions were reflected in this years winning scores, which were some 15 points lower than 2017.
The event was organised by Merv Cooke, Alan Parkes and Richard Gardner. Andrew Wyatt was in charge of photography.
|OUT ON THE COURSE|
|BACK IN THE CLUBHOUSE|
|Top picture above – in 3rd place with 68 points were|
|Dave Watts, Martin Lane and Richard Gardner|
|Bottom picture above – 2nd place with 69 points were|
|Steve Bonnett, Ian Desborough and Micky Williams who had to leave early|
|Winners picture above With 70 Points Steve King, Mike Gray and Russ Morgan|
|This year’s trophy was won by Russ Morgan and Richard Atkinson with 45 pts. Second Tom Woods and Tony Hawkins 43 ocb and third Dave Watts and Steve Truckle 43 ocb.|
|NEW CAPTAINS DRIVE IN|
|Vens Dave Watts and Ladies Caz Pamby|
|OLD CAPTAINS PUTT OFF|
|Vens Richard Gardner and Mens Dave Tomkins|
|L to R: Steve Bonnett (new Mens captain – also a Venerable), Dave, Richard and guess who I am.|
|Maybe the ladies could cope better than us on what was a hot and tiring day. Anyway congratulations on a 4.5 to 3.5 win.|
|A SPRINKLING OF DISCONSOLATE MALES|
|MRS A PRESENTS HER TROPHY TO SUE GAILLARD, THE LADIES’ CAPTAIN|